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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 1, 2009 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Let's play everyones favorite game...

...Guess the reviewer from TDIH 1988. Shouldn't be too hard


At its best near the end.
Will tonight feature more debuting songs?

1st Set: I'm hearing 'LTGTR' 'Jack,' 'Bird' chords in the 160 second tune-up... Instead we're going search for that elusive easy-listening "Box of Rain." sweet but kinda weak; time to find Phil another tune. "Touch" is standard though a cheshire smile from Jerry would charm more than this version does. "Far From Me" can be just that; the polite mandatory applause is appropriate. "Cumberland" is undemanding and unremarkable listening. "Memphis Blues" at least has some passion behind the pristine playing. "Push" is typical, not strange for a song that always sounds the same. "Cassidy" is introverted and deliberate.

2nd Set: Merciful god, someone tell the band that this isn't coundcheck "Louie," although this version's one of the best ones considering Jerry and Brent's countering off the rhythm. It quietly segues into "Truckin" It's your typical chill adequately performed less than seven minute version. Whoa, what was that cataclysmic shudder at 2:12 during a lazy-dazy "Crazy?" "Samson" sounds busy-good tonight after a somewhat awkward opening. Without pause, they start up an average "Eyes." "Drums" leads itself nicely to an intense, shape-shifting "Space." "TOO" convinces me that its creators are demented...not blitzkrieg, but solid. "Wharf" makes me feel the despair but the musicians aren't up to taking it to the next transcendent level. "Throwing" forces me to stand and angrily sing-along with Bobby. "Lovelite" appears to be a spur of the moment call. It's snappy and quite good fun for its 5 minute length.

Tonight's encore is an all guns-blazing excellent "Knockin"

3 stars

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: May 1, 2009 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's play everyones favorite game...

What an asshole.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 1, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's play everyones favorite game...

Chef Jboyardee

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Poster: fireeagle Date: May 1, 2009 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's play everyones favorite game...

i like this1 better
the most expressive and the most insightful review on this site:)

avalon 69-04-05

Reviewer: lemon lime partridge - - August 16, 2007
Subject: mind...gone...g...o...n...e...
this is the one. i mean, this is IT man. can't even...i can't even...blllrrrrrgggzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzmmmmmmmmm

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 1, 2009 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's play everyones favorite game...

But I identify more with what lemon-lime is saying than anything jchefboyardee ever said. And JOTS is right: Jboy gives MUCH more positive reviews to DSO shows than he does to GD shows. A mind-boggler...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 1, 2009 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's play everyones favorite game...

Oh, what are you trying to set me off or something?

" Whoa, what was that cataclysmic shudder at 2:12 during a lazy-dazy "Crazy?""

What the HELL? You know what's just as weird ? He gives better ratings to DSO, or as he probably calls them Dark.